Chocolate Blood Orange-tini

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Cocktail History

The Chocolate Blood Orange-tini is a Sips From Scripts original cocktail we created as a variation of the Chocolate Orange-tini included in Winter Warmers: 60 Cosy Cocktails for Autumn & Winter, a recipe book written by Jassy Davis. Our version ups the tart citrus flavor by using a blood orange gin as its base and mixes it with cream and chocolate to create a recipe similar to chocolate oranges popular around the holidays.

Cocktail Ingredients

To make this cocktail, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Blood Orange Gin: This is the base spirit. We went with Whitley Neill Blood Orange Gin for its bright and zesty botanical flavor with tart blood orange notes.

Triple Sec: This is an orange liqueur. It adds sweet citrus flavors that balance out the other ingredients. We went with Cointreau because it’s one of the highest quality triple secs on the market.

Heavy Cream: This gives the drink its creamy texture. We typically use half & half instead of heavy cream because it’s flavorful while still being lighter on the calories, but you can also use heavy cream or milk.

Dark Crème De Cacao: This is a chocolate liqueur that adds dark cocoa notes. We used one made by DeKuyper.

White Crème De Cacao: This is a chocolate liqueur that adds light cocoa notes. We used one of these made by DeKuyper.

Chocolate Bitters: These add more chocolate flavor and spice to the drink for more complexity. We used Angostura Cocoa Bitters for their deep chocolate notes.

Simple Syrup: This is a sweetener made with sugar and water that is used to make the chocolate stick to the rim. You can buy bottled simple syrup in a store, but we made ours at home using Alex’s recipe because it’s is very easy to make.

Dark Chocolate: This is grated and added to the rim for more chocolate flavor.

Orange Twist: This is the garnish. It adds fresh citrus aroma and flavor.

Tasting Notes

The Chocolate Blood Orange-tini features cocoa aromas, a creamy texture, and light orange flavor that makes it rich, decadent, and delicious—almost like a citrusy chocolate milk.

Our Opinion of This Cocktail Recipe: We both loved this holiday version of chocolate oranges, although Alex couldn’t drink more than half of one because it’s such a heavy dessert drink. It’s a great pick for the holidays when you want something other than a fruity cocktail or eggnog.

Recipe

AuthorSips From ScriptsPrep Time5 minsRating

Ingredients
 ½ oz Blood Orange Gin
 1 oz Triple Sec
 1 oz Heavy Cream
 ¾ oz Dark Crème de Cacao
 ¾ oz White Crème de Cacao
 2 dashes Chocolate Bitters
 1 oz Homemade Simple Syrup
 ¼ oz 70% Cocoa Dark Chocolate
 1 Orange Twist

Method
1

Coarsely grate chocolate onto a plate, coat outer rim of martini glass with simple syrup, and roll glass in grated chocolate until coated.

2

Add blood orange gin, triple sec, heavy cream, dark crème de cacao, white crème de cacao, cocoa bitters, and ice to a shaker.

3

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

4

Strain into chocolate-rimmed martini glass.

5

Garnish with orange twist.

Ingredients

Ingredients
 ½ oz Blood Orange Gin
 1 oz Triple Sec
 1 oz Heavy Cream
 ¾ oz Dark Crème de Cacao
 ¾ oz White Crème de Cacao
 2 dashes Chocolate Bitters
 1 oz Homemade Simple Syrup
 ¼ oz 70% Cocoa Dark Chocolate
 1 Orange Twist

Directions

Method
1

Coarsely grate chocolate onto a plate, coat outer rim of martini glass with simple syrup, and roll glass in grated chocolate until coated.

2

Add blood orange gin, triple sec, heavy cream, dark crème de cacao, white crème de cacao, cocoa bitters, and ice to a shaker.

3

Shake for 10-20 seconds.

4

Strain into chocolate-rimmed martini glass.

5

Garnish with orange twist.

Chocolate Blood Orange-tini

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More Christmas Cocktails

If you like this Christmas cocktail recipe, here are a few others we’ve tried that you may enjoy:

 Candy Cane Martini: A vodka cocktail made with white crème de cacao, white crème de menthe, simple syrup, and crushed candy cane

 Winter Berry Gin Fizz: A gin cocktail made with lime juice, cranberry syrup, raspberry liqueur, soda water, cranberries, and rosemary

 Kohler Mint Cocoa: A chocolate mint brandy cocktail made with milk, white peppermint schnapps, dark crème de cacao, cocoa powder, whipped cream, and grated chocolate

 Cranberry Cobbler: A sherry cocktail made with cranberry syrup, orange slices, an orange wedge, mint, and cranberries

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